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MLA AND APA FORMATS
VARUN K
DCMS
Modern Language Association
(MLA)
The Modern Language Association’s writing
style is the leading means of
documentation in...
When is MLA used?
The MLA writing style is often used by writers
who are not required to use a particular
writing style.
How is MLA different?
 The MLA style focuses on citing information

about the author of a research source. Who
created a ...
MLA PAGE FORMAT
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–12 point font
–Times New Roman
–Double Spaced with 1” margins
–Include the page number ...
MLA Sample First Page
•MLA format does not require a
title page.
•On the first page, the student
includes a heading (name,...
American Psychological
Association (APA)
The American Psychological Association (APA)
style is the preferred means of
citi...
When is APA used?
APA style is used when writing a psychological
paper or any social sciences
paper. It is a helpful style...
How is APA different?
APA references focus on the date and title of a
research source instead of the
author. This is becau...
APA PAGE FORMAT
 12 point font
 , Times New Roman, 1” margins, Double-spaced
 The first page should be your title page
...
APA Page Format Cont…
 •The second page should be your abstract
 –Includes the same header as the first page

 –Says Ab...
An Example of an APA Title Page

•The header includes the running
head (formatted as the following:
Running head: TITLE OF...
APA

Subsequent Page headers
On each page after
the title page, APA
requires that the
title appear in all
caps on the left...
REFERENCE
 MLA HAND BOOK FOR WRITERS OF

RESEARCH PAPERS (5th EDITION)
- JOSEPH GIBALDI
AFFILIATED EAST WEST PRESS
LTD
NE...
THANKS
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  1. 1. MLA AND APA FORMATS VARUN K DCMS
  2. 2. Modern Language Association (MLA) The Modern Language Association’s writing style is the leading means of documentation in the educational and literary world. The current MLA writing manual is the sixth edition. A new manual has been published about once every decade over the approximately fifty years of MLA style’s existence.
  3. 3. When is MLA used? The MLA writing style is often used by writers who are not required to use a particular writing style.
  4. 4. How is MLA different?  The MLA style focuses on citing information about the author of a research source. Who created a source is more significant than when it was published
  5. 5. MLA PAGE FORMAT         –12 point font –Times New Roman –Double Spaced with 1” margins –Include the page number & your last name in the header in the top right corner of every page. –In the top left corner, include on separate lines: your name, the teacher’s name, the class name, the date –Include the title on the next line, centered –Indent every paragraph 1 tab –NO extra spaces
  6. 6. MLA Sample First Page •MLA format does not require a title page. •On the first page, the student includes a heading (name, professor, course number and date). The first page heading begins on the first line of text (not the header) and is double spaced. •The title appears centered in plain text after the first page heading. •The header contains only the student’s last name and page number.
  7. 7. American Psychological Association (APA) The American Psychological Association (APA) style is the preferred means of citing resources in the social sciences circle. The APA writing manual is in its 5th edition and is newer than the MLA writing style.
  8. 8. When is APA used? APA style is used when writing a psychological paper or any social sciences paper. It is a helpful style when most sources are from published journals, articles, and frequently published works.
  9. 9. How is APA different? APA references focus on the date and title of a research source instead of the author. This is because one author or journal can have three similar articles, as well as because scientific information changes.
  10. 10. APA PAGE FORMAT  12 point font  , Times New Roman, 1” margins, Double-spaced  The first page should be your title page  –Include a header that has a shortened version of your title on the left top and your page number on the right top.  –Put your full title, name, and college on separate lines centered in the middle of the paper.  –If wanted, include an author’s note at the bottom including your class and teacher. (not required)
  11. 11. APA Page Format Cont…  •The second page should be your abstract  –Includes the same header as the first page  –Says Abstract at the top center of your page  –Indent your paragraph 1 tab  •The third page starts your essay  –Full title centered at top of page  –Begin 1stparagraph –first line indented 1 tab
  12. 12. An Example of an APA Title Page •The header includes the running head (formatted as the following: Running head: TITLE OF ESSAY) against the left margin and the page number against the right margin. •The title of the essay, your name, and the university name should appear centered, double spaced, and on the top half of the page. •All text should be in 12 pt. Times New Roman font and should not be bolded. •Author’s note (optional) contains contact information and acknowledgements and should be placed at the bottom half of essay.
  13. 13. APA Subsequent Page headers On each page after the title page, APA requires that the title appear in all caps on the left and the page number appears on the right. MLA format uses the same header (last name followed by page number in the right corner) for ever y page MLA
  14. 14. REFERENCE  MLA HAND BOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS (5th EDITION) - JOSEPH GIBALDI AFFILIATED EAST WEST PRESS LTD NEW DELHI  www.google.com
  15. 15. THANKS
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